What does the Rag mean?
Rag menas attachment.
What does the Dwesh mean?
Dwesh means hatred.
What does the Samjna mean?
Samjna means tendencies.
What does the Ahar Samjna mean?
Tendency for food
What does the Bhaya Samjna mean?
Tendency to fear
What does the Maithun Samjna mean?
Tendency for sex
What mean does the Parigraha Samjna mean?
Tendency for collection of material things
What does the Lobha Samjna mean?
Tendency for avarice
What does the Maya Samjna mean?
Tendency to deceive
What does the Maan Samjna mean?
Tendency to be arrogant
What does the Krodha Samjna mean?
Tendency for anger
What does the Ogh Samjna mean?
The tendency to imitate
What is the Praman?
Praman is to see an object from many points of view and to understand it
comprehensively. Praman is that by which, the real nature and form of an
object can be understood. There are four kinds of it.
What is the Pratyaksha Praman?
Pratyaksh Praman means seeing an object and obtaining a knowledge of it;
and determining its form and nature.
What is the Anuman Praman?
Anuman means thinking of an object and to understand it by means of
What is the Upama Praman?
By means of comparison
Upama is to obtain the knowledge of an object by comparing and contrasting
it with other things; and thus, determining its nature and form.
What is the Agam Praman?
By means of scriptures
Agam is the name given to the pure statements and expositions based on
tenets of Jina; and this knowledge helps us and guides us in our spiritual
endeavours. These statements are given by the Kevalis only.
How many are the types of Pramanas?
4) Agam Praman.
What is the Naya?
Naya is the understanding of an object from only one point of view.
What are two kinds of the Naya?
1. Nishchay Naya
2. Vyavahar Naya
What does the Jneya (Gneya) mean?
Jneya is something to know about.
What does the Heya mean?
Heya is something that we should discard.
What does the Upadeya mean?
Upadeya is something, which we should accept.
What does the Sham mean?
Calmness. Retaining equanimity even in adverse atmosphere.
What does the Samvega mean?
Desire for Moksha. The sprouting of an inner enthusiasm to pursue the
path of salvation.
What does the Nirved mean?
Disliking towards the worldly activities. The feeling of detachment from
the pleasures and enjoyments of the worldly life
What does the Anukampa mean?
Selfless compassion. Being benevolent, and helpful to the needy, and
What does the Astika mean?
Faith in the words of Jina
Who is Abhavya Jiva?
Jiva that does not believe in liberation or salvation is Abhavya Jiva.
When was the Jain order divided into Svetambar and Digambar?
About two hundred years after the liberation of Lord Mahavira.
Which Jain sectss do not believe statue (idol) worshiping?
Svetambar Sthanakwasi, Svetambar Terapanthi, Digambar Taranpanthi.
Who are the Digambar Jains?
The Jain order, whose monks do not wear any clothes
Who are the Svetambara Jains?
The Jain order, whose monks wear white cloth
What is Chaturmas?
It is a four months period during the rainy season, when sadhus and
sadhvis stay at one place.